This new edition provides the reader with an in-depth examination of some of the most noteworthy scandals worldwide since the beginning of the 20th century. For political gain, financial reward, career success, sex, or power, individuals and groups have been doing the wrong thing since the beginning of time. The ramifications are far reaching and devastating. Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, allegations of sexual misconduct rising to epic proportions, accusations of collusion with foreign governments -- there is no shortage of material for this second edition. The American public is inundated with misdeeds of their government officials, and admissions of guilt from well-respected individuals. Each essay provides a summary of the event and the event's significance and historical impact on our nation. Entries are supplemented with sources for further reading, quotations from primary source documents, timelines, illustrations and photographs.